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  • [Once a Star raw: Minnesota Fats #1]

    [Once a Star raw: Minnesota Fats #1]

    An interview with revered pool hustler, Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone. With tales from his life, Fats recalls his illustrious career as a pool player and card shark, describing the places he’s visited around the world, how he earned the “Minnesota Fats” moniker, and a time when he was able to draw over 300,000 people to watch him play pool. It was shot for the documentary Once a Star. Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #44]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #44]

    Raw footage for the documentary “Veeck: A Man for Any Season.” Interview with Bill Veeck at home after lunch. Subjects range from Veeck’s day-to-day, gardening, and holography. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Mary Polon]

    [The 90’s raw: Mary Polon]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Vicki Polon interviews her mother, Mary Polon. Mrs. Polon, the daughter of Polish-Jewish immigrants to New York City, is completely charming, telling several hilarious anecdotes about her family. Continue reading

  • Herbert Hoover: An American Adventure.

    A PBS documentary about Herbert Hoover. It begins with his early Quaker childhood in Iowa, and follows his career as a mining engineer in Australia and China. It continues through WW I, as Hoover moves into public service, heading the food relief operations in Europe, where he became known as “The Great Humanitarian.” It follows his 1928 Election as president, and his tumultuous time in office after the 1929 stock market crash, and during the great depression. It concludes on Hoover’s resumption of a humanitarian role as he, again, heads food relief in Europe following WW II. The story is told using narration over vintage footage and still photos. Continue reading

  • Fats #2

    Fats #2

    In this segment of an interview with Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, the revered pool player reflects on some of the more personal details of his career. Discussing his beginnings as a 7 year old pool player, his personal relationships with celebrities, and his input on the 1961 film, “The Hustler”, Fats gives insight into an adventurous (if unconventional) life as a pool legend. Continue reading

  • [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #45]

    [Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #45]

    Raw footage for the documentary “Veeck: A Man for Any Season.” This tape continues an interview with Veeck at his Hyde Park home. The subjects are day games, the particulars of Veeck’s family life and his parenting, and where finds happiness (gardening, books, people). Continue reading

  • Soundstage: Woody Guthrie’s America

    Soundstage: Woody Guthrie’s America

    Woody Guthrie tribute show taped in front of a live audience. The show combines Guthrie’s writings, read by Studs Terkel, with live performances of Guthrie’s songs. Fans of Guthrie will enjoy hearing his words read and his songs played. Studs Terkel does an excellent performance, reading poetry and Guthrie’s own words, so fans of Studs will also find this enjoyable. All song titles are guesses based on song choruses and checked against Guthrie’s songs on http://www.allmusic.com. Continue reading

  • The Man From Hope

    The Man From Hope

    This video is the film that was produced for and shown at the 1992 democratic convention. It is a biographical portrait of Bill Clinton. Clinton reminisces on his childhood experiences, his adolescence, and his early political career. It is designed to showcase the values and life views that Clinton gained through his humble beginnings in Hope, AR. It is made up of interviews and narration, often placed over old photographs. The tape also includes an additional “special personal message from Bill Clinton.” Continue reading

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